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Norwich City vs Aston Villa: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

11:05 GMT+3 07/04/2018
John Terry Aston Villa
Steve Bruce's side are looking to take a step closer to securing their place in the Championship play-offs with a win at Carrow Road

Aston Villa travel to Norwich on Saturday knowing a win would all but secure their place in the Championship play-offs.

Steve Bruce's side ended a three-match winless run with victory over Reading on Tuesday.

That result leaves them fourth in the table and 11 points clear of seventh-placed Bristol City with just six games to play.

They will be eyeing all three points against a Norwich side that have struggled for consistency in Daniel Farke's first season in charge.

The Canaries are well clear of danger in 14th but can only really now aim for a top-half finish in their final run of matches.

Game Norwich City vs Aston Villa
Date Saturday, April 7
Time 12:30 BST / 07:30 ET

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch


In the United States (US), the game can be watched via ESPN or through the WatchESPN app.

US TV channel Online stream
ESPN WatchESPN

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Football and it can be streamed live online using Sky Go.

UK TV channel Online stream
Sky Sports Football Sky Go

Squads & Team News


Position Norwich City players
Goalkeepers Gunn, McGovern
Defenders Pinto, Husband, Zimmermann, Klose, Raggett, Lewis, Hanley
Midfielders Reed, Vrancic, Murphy, Hoolahan, Edwards, Maddison, Tettey, Leitner
Forwards Oliveira, Srbeny

Norwich are boosted by the returns of Moritz Leitner and Sean Raggett from injury as they look to get back to winning ways.

Striker Marley Watkins has been ruled out with illness, however, while Onel Hernandez, Tom Trybull and Marco Stiepermann remain on the sidelines.

Potential Norwich City starting XI: Gunn; Pinto, Zimmermann, Hanley, Husband; Reed, Vrancic; Murphy, Maddison, Hoolahan; Oliveira.

Position Aston Villa players
Goalkeepers Johnstone, Bunn
Defenders Taylor, Samba, Chester, Bree, Richards, Terry, Elmohamady, Tuanzebe
Midfielders Whelan, Snodgrass, Lansbury, Grealish, Hourihane, Jedinak, Onomah, Bjarnason, O'Hare, Adomah, Lyden
Forwards Hogan, Agbonlahor, Kodjia, Davis, McCormack, Grabban, Hepburn-Murphy

Jonathan Kodjia has returned to training and could start having come off the bench against Reading last time out.

On-loan Manchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe is also fit, though Alan Hutton will miss out with a hamstring problem.

Potential Aston Villa starting XI:  Johnstone; Elmohamady, Chester, Terry, Taylor; Bjarnason; Snodgrass, Hourihane, Grealish, Adomah; Hogan.


Betting & Match Odds


Villa are favourites according to dabblebet , who offer odds of 13/8 on the visitors to win, while Norwich are priced at 7/4. A draw is available at 11/5.

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Match Preview


After a slow start to the season Villa have enjoyed a relatively successful 2018, with a play-off place now all but assured.

Victory over 10-man Reading last time out also kept them in the hunt for an automatic promotion berth, and after Cardiff's loss to Wolves on Friday they could move to within four points of second place with a win at Carrow Road.

Norwich, in contrast, have won just one of their last 10 matches and were thrashed 4-1 by QPR last time out - a result that left manager Daniel Farke fuming.

The German boss has been under pressure at various points in the season, but it seems for now the Canaries hierarchy are willing to stick by him as they plot a potential return to the top-flight as soon as possible.